‘Vinyl’ director takes over Brian Epstein biopic following hiatus

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Sarah Sugarman will replace Jonas Akerlund as director on the project

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Sarah Sugarman, director of films like vinyl And Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, has been hired to direct the biopic of The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein.

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Project Title midas value, was put on hiatus earlier this month when it was announced that original director Jonas Ackerlund was “taking a break” from the film.

as reported by time limit, Akerlund has since been replaced by Sugarman, with the expectation that it will re-enter production as soon as possible.


In a statement released to the publication, Akerlund said: “I am sorry that things did not go as we had planned on Midas Man. I wish Jacob [Fortune-Lloyd] And the best team with the film. ,

Sarah Sugarman has been hired to direct Credits: PA/Alamy

It is claimed that Akerlund’s departure from the project was due to conflicting commitments affecting his work. midas value,

Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, who created the . starred in Wolf Hall And Queen’s Gambit, will play Epstein in the biopic, which will showcase the entrepreneur’s enormous influence on pop music within the 1960s.

Emily Watson in the cast (chernobyl), Eddie Marsan (The World’s End), Rosie Day (outlander) and Bill Milner (X-Men: First ClassIt is not yet revealed who will play the role of the Fab Four himself.

Filming on the project began in Liverpool last month. Since then it has been on hold for almost three weeks, with the makers hoping that the filming will continue from November 29.


It comes ahead of the release of Peter Jackson’s three-part documentary film. The Beatles: Get Back, which will focus on the production of the band’s final studio album, Let It Be, and will feature their final concert as the band in full on the Saville Row rooftop in London.

The Beatles: Get Back Will release on November 25 on Disney+.

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